close
Long Range Hunting Online Magazine


Go Back   Long Range Hunting Online Magazine > Rifles, Reloading, Optics, Equipment > Reloading

Reloading Berger Bullets

Reply

Can a tight fit cause a slam fire?

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Unread 10-18-2009, 01:26 PM
Silver Member
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Missoula, MT USA
Posts: 278
Can a tight fit cause a slam fire?

I resized a bunch of brass and didn't bump the shoulder back quite far enough. They still chamber, but with a little work. I am getting great accuracy with them, probably in part to the glove like fit. Anyway, say I had one that wouldn't chamber, and I was really forcing it, if the primer wasn't as far below flush as it should be, could this cause a slam fire, possibly with the bolt only half closed?? Just a thought. I'm not like beating on the bolt to get it to close or anything, just using a little bit of elbow grease on one here and there. Your thoughts?
Reply With Quote
  •   #2  
    Unread 10-18-2009, 03:10 PM
    Platinum Member
     
    Join Date: Jun 2007
    Location: Wilmington NC
    Posts: 4,707
    Re: Can a tight fit cause a slam fire?

    Slam fires normally end up with someone picking metal out of their head and face!

    I would resize them again. Sounds like you have a combination of factors that could make the "perfect storm". ie primers seated shallow and shoulders too far forward.

    Add a firing pin extruding too much and disaster.

    If the gun fires without the bolt locked, the bolt WILL come back and exit the action a high rate of speed. in 94' we had a guy do that and took a bolt thru his shoulder at a 1k match.

    BH
    Reply With Quote

    Reply

    Bookmarks

    Thread Tools
    Display Modes


    Similar Threads for: Can a tight fit cause a slam fire?
    Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
    Grand Slam Retrospective. 25 Otter Long Range Hunting & Shooting 2 08-06-2011 05:13 PM
    Speer Grand Slam? dmproske Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics 1 12-21-2008 10:12 PM
    Brass fired a few times, how tight is too tight ? Marine sniper Reloading 14 06-16-2008 12:59 PM
    Slow fire or fast fire groups? arthurj The Basics, Starting Out 5 05-25-2005 03:31 PM


    All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:57 PM.


    Powered by vBulletin ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
    Content Management Powered by vBadvanced CMPS
    All content ©2010-2015 Long Range Hunting, LLC